(Statue of a) Priestess of the Goddess Bastet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
This statue represents a woman associated with the worship of the goddess Bastet. In her right hand she once held a sistrum, used in certain rituals for Bastet as well as other goddesses.
Silver with mixture of copper
ca. 664-332 B.C.E.
XXVI Dynasty - XXXI Dynasty
4 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (12.1 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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(Statue of a) Priestess of the Goddess Bastet, ca. 664-332 B.C.E. Silver with mixture of copper, 4 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (12.1 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.402E. Creative Commons-BY
installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.37.402E_wwgA-2.jpg
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